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The 2013 edition of the Barcelona Showcase took place on Saturday 27th April, and was visited by 3600 people, a record-breaking amount of visitors for the unique art exhibition held at the beautiful Gaudi Casa Batllo in the heart of the city.
After a fun and relaxed meet & greet pre-party the evening before, we started the day early on Saturday morning. Opening the doors of the Casa Batlló – a key feature in the architecture of modernist Barcelona – at 10am for day visitors.
Despite a little rain, the one-day exhibition was well visited by the art-loving Spanish crowd, and soon the first sale was made followed by Exhibitor Hami Onur from Turkey who sold out his complete range of artworks he had for sale within a couple of hours. The day continued with much pleasure from visitors and exhibitors congratulating the organisers on the great success of the event.
At 18pm the expected VIP Guests arrived for the Champagne Reception and Private View. Barcelona TV and Catalunya Radio also made an entrance who interviewed the visitors and exhibitors. More sales followed, new contacts were made, and a lot of networking took place. Galleries looking for new talent, scouts who came to discuss collaboration opportunities with the exhibitors, and Art collectors flying over from UK and further afield to view all the amazing artworks of the selected exhibitors. The Champagne was popped, the wine was flowing by sponsors Juve y Camps and shortly afterwards, the Showcase and GAA Award Winners were announced!
GLOBAL ART AWARDS CEREMONY 2013
All exhibitors that took part at this years Barcelona Showcase 2013 were of very high quality. Visitors applauded the high range of contemporary artworks on show as each one of them shined like a star and the great talent was much appriciated also by the VIPs and Press. Once again, well done to all of them! And a big congratulations to the winners of the Global Art Awards, announced by GAA Curators and Guest Jury panel.
1st prize Barcelona Showcase Best Artist Award: Zen-Sations Arboreum
2nd prize Barcelona Showcase Best Artist Award: Stefan Petrunov
1st prize Best Global Artist Award Spring: Tatiana Loguinova (with 747 votes)
2nd prize Best Global Artist Award Spring: Aneela Fazal (with 304 votes)
Sergi and Albert from Zen-Sations Arboreum and their wonderful concept of artworks attracted a lot of crowd throughout the Barcelona Showcase exhibition. Their stunning artworks that aim to generate sensations, emotions as well as physically and mentally positive states truly made a big impact on the visitors, and therefore we like to once again congratulate them on the well-deserved first prize!
Guest judge Robert Llimos, well-known and award winning artist was immensely impressed by the artworks of several exhibitors, however Stefan Pertunov from Bulgaria rised above and received the 2nd prize for Best Barcelona Showcase Artist. Robert said that Stefan’s work had great technical skills and very interesting concepts. He was keen to see more of his works and even discussing on buying artworks of him! Congrats to Stefan!
The beautiful Tatiana Loguinova, a very talented Russian artist, also well-known musician and concert pianist, won the 1st prize Best Global Artist Award with brilliant support from the public receiving 747 votes through the online competition hosted on the GAA Facebook page.
Followed by 304 votes by the public was Oregon, USA abstract artist Aneela Fazal originally from Pakistan. Aneela who has a deep passion for the arts and is working as an artist for as long as she can remember, surely stunned us all with the professional and vibrant coloured art pieces she had on show that also reflected her positive character.
Once again congratulations to all of them!
We like to thank everyone that made Barcelona Showcase 2013 a great success!
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Showcase. It was an amazing place and a fantastic day. Thank you for letting me be part of it all. And I would love to know about your next art event!” Louise Morgan.
“Had a fantastic time at the Barcelona Showcase, so many people and a lot of interest in my work. Sold 4 pieces of artwork and have an agent interested. Thanks for organising the event so well ! Makes a big difference. Love to work with you in the future.” Alan Griffiths.
“We really enjoyed the Barcelona Showcase, it was very cool and well organised, so good job! We would be honoured to keep in touch with you. You are a young, fresh and positive group of people with lots of energy and that’s really the kind of people we like to do business with. Looking forward working together again.” Draumlist & Dracorubio – art agency & artist
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